I Am Asking…

Originally posted on theperfectd™:

You may know me personally; you may not.

It doesn’t matter.

I have never – and I mean never – asked for money from my friends or family – or strangers – for diabetes. I’ve donated plenty to walks and research institutes and organizations for better care and cures. But I’ve never asked from others.

This is my first time laying it all on the line for something I know will make a difference for every person with Type 1 diabetes, so I’m standing up boldly and asking you to read on.

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My Friend,

One hundred years ago, a diagnosis of diabetes was a death sentence.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that create insulin. The cause of the disease is not known and there are no preventative measures.

Unfortunately, despite research and advancements in technology, there…

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